The Day of Tomorrow, Today: Dimitris Eikonikós
CEO, Noble Laureate (a.k.a. "Snuggums", by wife.)
When this world isn't enough, we build new ones.Dimitris Eikonikós is the CEO and founder of Future-Day Entertainment and a pioneer in AVR (Augmented Virtual Reality) simulation. Through his megacorp and their subsidiaries, Dimitris controls a sizable share of the Megacorpolis's AVR Simulation Centers as well as the server-farms responsible for providing the necessary processing power. Through his company and his vision, humanity has traveled to virtual worlds in ways never before imagined. Everything from AI to video games have felt the impact of his innovations.
General Physical Condition
With the best anti-aging medication that money can buy and the physical therapy to go along with it, Dimitris remains in good physical health. Other than his eyes and beard, he has no other cybernetic or synth-tech implants.
Dimitris's magnificent beard has been voted 7th place on the "Top 100 Best Beards of CEOs" list. The fact that he is behind the CEO of Fun-guy Fungi Corporation annoys him and rumor holds that Future-Day Entertainment is planning to release a new line of synthbeards to blow the rest of the list out of the waters.
That scraggly, wispy excuse for a beard has no place here above me on the list!
PhD in Corporatology (with a focus on Exploitation & Expansion) PhD in Social-Psychology Masters in VR-Programming and AI Masteres in several other fields (all purchased/gifted, but no one really dares to bring that up)
Dimitris Eikonikós is the founder and acting CEO-In-Chief of the Future-Day Entertainment mega-corp.
Accomplishments & Achievements
Dimitris created the first successful Emotive Processing Server Farm, where living humans provide raw processing data to impart emotional depth to AI simulations. He further expanded on the concept by mixing the server farms with pharmaceutical tests and psychotropic experimentation. While initial casualties were higher than expected, Dimitris was able to refine the processor rigs so that poor citizens could be used and casualties were no longer an issue.
Failures & Embarrassments
Dimitris has been the target of many assassins, but one in particular scarred the CEO both physically and mentally. It was this attempt that cost him his left eye and it remains a humiliating sore spot for the CEO. Videos of Dimitris being attacked by three reGenesised velociraptors still circulate on various "Top Ten Best CEO Freakouts" lists, despite an army of lawyers filing copyright claim and take-down notices day and night.
Morality & Philosophy
Like most CEOs in Megacorpolis, Dimitris does not really have conventional morality. Profit, expansion and innovation are the guiding lights of Future-Day Entertainment. As is fashionable, Dimitris also spearheads a number of philanthropic projects - in particular climate and environmental restoration. Behind the money and sleek tech, there is a second motive: revenge. Future-Day Entertainment's main competitor has long been a thorn in Dimitris's side. The two CEOs have been long-time rivals with a history of sabotage, assassination attempts and corporate chicanery. Profit is great, but revenge is better.
To make new worlds within the realms of technological simulation.
Dimitris has aged past most of his family but remains close with those who are still alive. His great-grandsons and daughters all hold important positions within the Megacorp. They all visit the parts of Greece still above water once a year, despite the assassination attempts.
Says "Actually" a lot.
Year of Birth
2027 81 Years old
Megacorpolis Sectio 7B - "Thesselonia"
Corporate report: 71kg. Gossip Rags: 90~kg
Quotes & Catchphrases
"Money" is a universal means of communication.
Future-Day Entertainment sponsors many forms of entertainment even outside its own brand. Dimitris has been featured in several movies and videogames. The latest actor to play him being the heart-rob Lucius Luke Light who won an Oscar for "Best Supporting Corporate Sponsor".
VR is old. Lets put a spin on it, lets make it sound.. More! How about "Amazing Virtual Reality"?
MarketingThe term "Augmented" as applied to VR has very little to do with functionality or even technical innovation. It was an highly successful marketing move that helped differentiate Dimitris own VR-rigs from competitions and highlighted the difference in simulation depth.
by Eran Fowler